In a small Welsh coastal town a young woman is coming to terms with her past. Nia has returned with her daughter to the place where she was attacked as a teenager. Through her story, and those of friends who have also returned from travelling the world, Nia gradually reveals ? and makes sense of ? what took place one evening on the nearby dunes, an ancient and mysterious place of history and nature. The discordant strands of her life all come into focus ? her dysfunctional parents, the daughter who she must raise differently, the friends with whom she shared the innocence of childhood, and her idle new friends. As events unfold, she strives towards a kind of resolution. Page-turningly evocative, immersive and compelling, Nia is the lyrically told story of a young woman at odds with convention and finding new ways to live her life. Robert Minhinnick has written a beautiful novel in which realism and poetry collide and mingle.